Parliamentary briefing: Queen’s Speech debate on Health and Social Care

This briefing examines the government’s plans for the future of our NHS including an NHS Funding Bill, the Health Service Safety Investigations Bill and a commitment to publish draft legislation to implement the NHS long term plan. The government’s legislative agenda also includes plans for growing the NHS workforce, with a new visa for qualified doctors, nurses and health professionals to secure fast track entry to the UK and a manifesto commitment to seek cross-party consensus on proposals for long term reform of social care and reform of the Mental Health Act.